British triathlete Gordon Benson, who was the Team GB ‘pilot’ at the Rio 2016 Olympics, has joined the HUUB family of athletes – competing for the first time as a GB and HUUB athlete at the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds event this past weekend.
Following his national title win last weekend at the Blenheim Triathlon, Gordon competed in Leeds against a number of high profile international athletes who are also supported by HUUB. These include Olympic Gold Silver and Bronze medal athletes from Rio Alistair and Jonny Brownlee and Henri Scheoeman as well as Derby’s own Tom Bishop.
Gordon Benson said “It’s great to have signed with HUUB going forward. I’m confident that I’m now swimming in the quickest gear available and am already seeing the benefits of the HUUB Albacore tri suit. I’m excited for what’s to come in both the partnership and in my results.”
Dean Jackson, founder and owner of HUUB, said “We are obviously delighted that Gordon has joined the HUUB family of athletes and we look forward to working with him throughout his training for Tokyo 2020 to complement his training with our range of scientifically-designed triathlon kit.
“Gordon is an incredibly positive athlete and a pleasure to work with. Having proved himself countless times we are delighted to be working with not only a tremendous athlete but a true down to earth, great person.”
Gordon Benson (23) is a member of the UK Sport Lottery Funded World-Class Performance Squad and is based at the Leeds Performance Centre where he is coached by Jack Maitland and Malcolm Brown. He won gold representing Team GB at the 2015 European Games in Baku. He was supported by Tom Bishop and Philip Graves to win the title.
He was in the bronze medal-winning Great Britain Team at the Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships in 2015, following a gold in the mixed junior/U23 relay at the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton. He also won individual U23 bronze in Edmonton and is a former U23 European Champion.
Gordon was voted the British Triathlon Male Elite Junior Triathlete of the Year 2011 and 2012.
Wetsuit and apparel specialist HUUB has a vision to ‘create better products combining research, science and reality’. Team HUUB has four decades worth of experience gained in the field of endurance sports. Focusing wholly on the athlete and maximizing performance and comfort, the HUUB team aims to explore both the odd and the conventional to create the best.
The HUUB team focuses on the specialist technical and scientific fields associated with triathlon, including hydrodynamics and swim stroke analysis. From smart scientist HUUB Toussaint, clever SwimSmooth guys Adam Young and Paul Newsome to pragmatist Dean Jackson, the company adds that it is focused on bringing cutting edge innovation to its products, whilst retaining a sense of reality and accessibility.
HUUB wetsuits, clothing accessories and goggles are worn by such sporting stars as Rio 2016 medallists Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee, Richard Varga (fastest swimmer in ITU triathlon), Clayton Fettel (Australian long course star), Frederik Van Lierde (former IRONMAN world champion), Caroline Steffen, Catorina Morrison, Richard Murray, Henri Schoeman and Wian Sullwald.